Saturday, June 27, 2009

First set-up of my show booth ...

Here's what we came up with on our first 'dress rehearsal'. Additional -- taller -- display items will be added to take up more height inside the cases. Little glitches here and there, and it took us too long (we timed it), but the first time is bound to be the toughest. Now that we can see where improvements can be made, I think we're going to be okay.

Weather permitting, we will remove at least half a wall to make our display accessible from the front and side rather than just the front.

Fingers crossed for us for Friday! My first show. I can't believe it!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My first show is only a week away (gulp!)

The remaining days 'til my first show are running down and now I'm getting frantic. Although we've set up the various components of my outdoor tent on my lawn, in my basement and in the garage, the weather has been so bad it's been impossible to set up the entire display inside and out. The forecast is for better weather tomorrow, so hopefully we can get this done! I think it's going to look great.

In the meantime, I'm finishing up the last of the new pieces I'll be exhibiting. I need to devote an entire day to pricing each piece. This is soooooo exciting!

Here's the latest in my By the Sea series of pendants. This one, in addition to various tiny shells, has a subtle patina as well as a beautiful sterling silver wire-wrapped blue flash labradorite briolette.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New work in BronzClay

Wow, it's been nearly two weeks since I've posted ... I can't believe it! We're settled back into our Cape Cod home and I'm thrilled to be reunited with all my jewelry-making supplies and equipment.
The rainy weather lately has allowed me plenty of time to get re-acquainted with the BronzClay I left behind. Here are some photos of my newest pieces.
The first photo shows four pendants immediately after firing in coal-based carbon in my kiln. Managed to get some nice orange and pink coloration, BUT ... check out the patina I was able to achieve by selectively torching some areas of the pendants. I love these! I'll have some of these in my Etsy shop, on my own website, and at the Artisans' Guild of Cape Cod Show in Orleans on Independence Day weekend.